Digging Deeper: Alpine Troughs and Treasures

Digging Deeper: Alpine Troughs and Treasures

Photo: Jeff McNamara

Sat, Apr 27, 2019
11:00 AM

Join Lori Chips, author of Hypertufa Containers, Creating and Planting an Alpine Trough Garden (Timber Press, July 2018) and longtime alpine manager at Oliver Nurseries in Fairfield, CT, for a special demonstration on the aesthetics and cultivation of trough plantings. This will be embedded in the acclaimed alpine plant sale at Stonecrop Gardens, a sale now in its 13th year, attracting top vendors and plant enthusiasts from the Eastern US and Canada. Once you’ve found new rock garden treasures at the sale, get some fresh ideas for how to use them once you get home.

Lori will demonstrate how she composes miniature landscapes in her trough plantings. She’ll discuss selecting and placing an anchor feature, be it a shrub, iris, or rock, and incorporating other plants: buns and cushions, groundcovers and cascaders. In addition to calling out some of her alpine favorites, she’ll share her techniques for successfully incorporating rocks in these designs. Other topics, depending on the interests of the audience, might include creating a gorge or other level changes, particular plants, plant groups, or growing conditions, and trough maintenance.

Books will be available for sale and signing. Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Stonecrop Gardens
81 Stonecrop Lane
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Date and time
Saturday, April 27, 2019
11 a.m.

Registration - online registration is now closed, please register on site.
$30 Garden Conservancy members
$40 nonmembers

Stonecrop Gardens will be open to visitors on this date from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., which includes their annual alpine plant sale. Your registration includes admission to Stonecrop—a $10 value.

For more information, call the Garden Conservancy's Open Days toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442, or via email at opendays@gardenconservancy.org.

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